I was raised in abject poverty- Music producer, Masterkraft
By Patricia Uyeh,
Talented music producer, Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke popularly known as Master kraft, in a recent interview, talked about his humble background.
According to him, the was born into abject poverty and life as a child in Ajegunle was like sleeping in thorns.
“Growing up in Ajegunle was an experience for me because I was raised in abject poverty. The only thing that gave me joy was music, especially because I was born in a white garment church.
Playing music in church gave me hope. At a point in my life, I had to hawk; I sold ‘pure water’, tin tomato and also tissue paper, that is just to mention a few.
At a time, I had to work as a houseboy just to survive and I did that for about two years. Then I complained to my father that I did not like the job and that I wanted to come back home. When I got back home, I began to play the piano. That’s when I began to produce music.
My childhood was very tough and challenging but I am grateful to God that none of those things hindered my future.”
“I was a very intelligent student as a child and I remember that when I took my common entrance examination, I was the number one student in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government and the government gave me scholarship to two schools but my parents did not know the meaning of scholarship.
I tried to explain it to them but they preferred that I serve under an ‘oga’ for about six years. They believed that as soon as I was done, they would open a shop for me at Idumota and I would be selling jewellery. That was how I was not able to go to school and I went to serve someone for two years.”
Masterkraft has worked with Flavour, Banky W, Sound Sultan, Bracket amongst others to produce massive hit tracks.
Recently, he went into music game and released his own album “Unlimited”.
Photo credit: Instagram @masterkraft_